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Date made: 1914-1918
Artist: Knox, Archibald
Description: The calligraphy reads ‘God’s virtue to pilot me’. Page twenty-nine of bound volume.
Materials: watercolour on paper
Object name: book
Collection: Art Collection
ID number: 1958-0202/29

This is Page 29 of the bound volume of The Deer’s Cry at the Manx Museum.

Today’s illustration “God’s virtue to pilot me” follows on from yesterday’s verse in words and in the colour scheme. “God’s virtue” is at the top separated from “to pilot me” to show how God’s virtue is far above humanity’s. However, we are all still linked to God through all the intricate knots and loops in the picture. Are we looking down on a ship being piloted with the front at the top? Are we looking at the vault of a church or cathedral? Is there the outline of a face? One last observation is the heart at the centre of the word “God”:

The words in the above paragraph are just my personal and subjective thoughts and the more I look at this page the more incredible and enigmatic it seems..

The Archibald Knox Forum would like to hear your thoughts, ideas and comments on any of the pages from The Deer’s Cry.